neurocalometer

neurocalometer

Pseudomedicine
A device invented in 1924 by BJ Palmer (the son of DD Palmer, the founder of chiropractic) which he claimed could locate subluxations.

neurocalometer (neˑ·rō·k·lˑ·m·ter),

n a diagnostic tool designed to detect heat variances around the spinal column. Invented by BJ Palmer.
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9) The neurocalometer was the predecessor of the current nervo-scope, which is still used by some practitioners using the Gonstead technique system.
A licensed chiropractor shall have the right in the examination of patients to use the neurocalometer, X-ray, and other necessary instruments solely for the purpose of diagnosis or analysis.
310) While New Jersey permits the use of a neurocalometer, it is a device which is only relied upon by subluxation-based chiropractors and therefore has no place in this suggested model.
Thermographic measurements date back to the early 1920s with the introduction of the thermocouple-based Neurocalometer (NCM), which spawned numerous similar devices over the years.
It was thought at the time that this device would overcome some of the deficiencies of older devices such as the neurocalometer, and provide valid insight into the function of the autonomic regulation of spinal blood flow.
This required 10 people to assist in retrieving files, taking neurocalometer (NCM) readings, moving patients from place to place and positioning them on appropriate tables.